About Zo

Artist, photographer & writer dedicated to proving that life is as beautiful as we make it. Co-founder of Secret Guide to Alternative Beijing & Coilhouse

  • Modern day Renaissance woman.

    Auxiliary Magazine
  • From writing and illustration to photography and styling, Zoetica Ebb is an artist whose talent has manifested in many forms.

    LA Weekly
  • Russian Angelina Jolie. Brains and beauty – sign us up.

    G4 TV
  • She leaves us with more questions than answers. She rocks a room & makes every head turn her way. We admire her. We {secretly} envy her. There is no denying it, she possesses that IT Factor!

    A Stroke of Pink
  • The perfect example of someone being as weird as they want to be, working as hard as possible and being able to live. She may not have the luxury of free time, but no one could look at Zoetica’s life and say she isn’t truly living.

    Morbid Fashion

My name is Zoetica Ebb. I’m a Moscow-born, LA-raised artist, writer and photographer, dedicated to proving that life is as beautiful as we make it.

Right now, I live in Dublin, Ireland and am working on Alien Botany — an art series dedicated to beastly flora and antique botanical illustration. One of these pieces is featured in the upcoming Outside the Lines – a one-of-a-kind coloring book featuring art by 100+ artists, for kids and grownups alike, from Penguin Books.

I’m also working on The Secret Guide to Alternative Beijing – a video travel guide series giving insight into the skyrocketing alternative art, fashion, music, and nightlife culture in Beijing. On this project, I function as curator, co-director and host. The initial phase of The Secret Guide was funded through Kickstarter. This is my second Kickstarter effort – in 2011, I raised $8,400 for D4RT – a project aiming to bring art classes and supplies to a developing village in the Peruvian Amazon jungle, where I taught an introductory kids’ art workshop and, together with village locals, painted a mural on the school wall. I’d like to do this again sometime.

In 2011, I launched GHST RDR – my first foray into fashion design in collaboration with Adriana Fulop of Toronto label, Plastik Wrap. GHST RDR is a mini-collection consisting of an architectural, retro-futuristic jacket-and-skirt combo, inspired by Victorian riding fashion and anime robots.

In recent years, I worked as a culture writer and photographer for RedBull’s Chinashop Magazine [RIP], specializing in urban exploration and art coverage. I visited independent businesses and the studios of fellow artists and fashion designers, documenting creative spaces and conducting interviews. From 2007 to 2012 I was part of Coilhouse – a magazine and blog I co-founded, billed as “a love letter to alternative culture”. During my time with Coilhouse, I functioned as co-editor, project manager, merchandise designer, writer and illustrator, interviewing Clive Barker and Grant Morrison among many other luminaries.

I’m an infrequent contributor to Haute Macabre.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2013
  • Gag Me With a Toon 5, WWA Gallery, LA
  • Conjoined 3, Copro Nason Gallery, LA
  • Zombie!, Last Rites Gallery, NYC
2012
  • 100 Skulls, Wonderland Gallery, LA
  • Veneris, Skotia Gallery, LA
  • Conjoined 2 in 3D, Copro Nason Gallery, LA
  • Gag Me With a Toon 4, WWA Gallery, LA
2010
  • The Ghost of Delilah and Other Stories, Gallery 1988
  • This is Not an Invitation to Rape Me, Fox Art Gallery
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in LA, The Foundation Room, LA House of Blues
2009
  • Monster?, Copro Nason Gallery, LA
  • Beerotica 2, The Hive Gallery, LA
  • Induced Epidemics, Chaos Gallery, LA
2008
  • Off-world Cloud Hunters, Plastik Wrap, Toronto, Canada
  • Dances of Vice, Element, NYC
  • Beerotica, The Hive Gallery, LA
  • LA Noir, The Burian-Mohr Foundation, LA
  • Fist Full of Metal, Hope Gallery, New Haven, CT
2007
  • Seven Brides Electrified, Jail gallery (curated and exhibited), LA
2006
  • Masters of the Dark, Night Gallery, CA
2005
  • Group exhibit, Arena Gallery, LA
2003
  • Launch Pad – Next Generation, Don O’Melveny Gallery, LA
2001
  • Hodge Podge, curated by Julie Rico, Highway Performance Space
  • Group exhibit, Don O’Melveny Gallery
2000
  • New York International Art Fair by Julia Lubim Gallery, NYC
1999
  • Obscurity to Freedom – Russian Immigrant Artists, Finegood Art Gallery
  • ambigu